Showing posts from August 21, 2014

Inspection of Russian Trucks at Ukraine Border Begins

Inspection of Russian Trucks at Ukraine Border Begins Thursday August 21 st , 2014  at  4:47 PM 1 Share DONETSK, Russia — Inspectors from Russia, Ukraine and the International Red Cross on Thursday began checking trucks to confirm that they are carrying humanitarian aid destined for eastern Ukraine, a Red Cross spokesman said. The convoy of 260 white trucks, which Russia has said are carrying water, food and other supplies, arrived in the Rostov region a week ago, but became mired in diplomatic disputes between Moscow and the Ukrainian government. Galina Balzamova, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross, would not say how long the checks would take or when the convoy could enter Ukraine. Dozens of trucks have been moved into the border cordon between Russia and Ukraine, and sacks of foodstuffs and other supplies have been unpacked from several of the trucks. Members of the Red Cross were visible near the convoy, but not any of the contingent of 58 Ukra